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facing the city. welcome. thank you for joining us today. tell us about your background, where you grew up, went to school, and what kind of jobs to have had. >> i grew up in the philadelphia area, in new jersey. i went to school up and down the east coast. i went to undergrad at duke university. i went to law school at harvard. after clerking for a judge, i came out here in 1997. i have been here for the last 14 years. i have always lived in the castro. i am an attorney. i started out in private practice. i settle private law firm during complex commercial litigation. in 2002, and moved over to the sentences the city attorney's office where i worked on the trial team doing trials for the city, handling my own cases, and supervising a team of attorneys as well. >> why did you choose to live in san francisco? >> i always assumed i would go back to the philadelphia area since that is where my family is. i was always interested in san francisco in terms of what it is as a city, its culture, it's amazing lgbt community. i came out here for a summer, fell in love with it. i have been interes
of them drive. there are deliveris that happen all day. i don't feel it's the right use of city parking to be giving two of them away for the four hours each week. thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening my name is khalifed ramadan. my and a half and i own sunrise deli at 54 2nd street. i signed and allowed expresso subito and gary and his employees to use our restroom. on the overhead, the location, our location is here. his truck is proposed at 84 2nd street. the reason i signed allowing him to use our restroom facility, we support small businesses, all small businesses no matter the shape or the size. and i don't think starbucks really needs our help. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening my name is robin gross. i am an event planner and i'm in and out of downtown all the time. one of the reasons this is of interest to me is that as we know, the lines in the coffee shops as was spoken before are quite long. one of the issues that i wanted to bring up. that my understanding is that the hours of operation for expresso subito is fr
do have a number of members of the city's official family here with us today. the list of which i don't have and the number of community dignitaries. i see that we do have supervisor scott wiener, supervisor president of the board of supervisors david chiu, president cisneros, barbara garcia is with us. naomi is going to be part of the program. naomi kelly is with us, kim brandon from the port commission is with us, and a number of others. i'll be getting a list, i'll be able to acknowledge others. i see police chief [speaker not understood] is with us. and as we get other names, we will announce those. so, let's give them all a round of applause, please. (applause) >> as i indicated, you have the program before you. we did one additional note on the program, is that the city administrator naomi kelly will be introducing the mayor lee. and due to scheduling conflict, supervisor london breed will probably be arriving later and will make her welcoming remarks towards the end of the program. following the invocation by reverend harlan jones, nor a griffin will make a presentation, a dram
a leather flight jacket to thank mr. lahood for the great gift to our great city. the new money that is going to be used here is going to create 1,000 new jobs before the end of the year with many more jobs to come after that. that is something to applaud. thank you again secretary lahood for that. this is one point 7 miles very similar to the length of the golden gate bridge when 75 years ago that was going to be built and little did we know what that bridge would bring to the economy of san francisco and marin and as we look ahead for 75 years it's interesting what this does for this region. you know the bay area has become the blue angels of science. we do lots of stunts, and we are very successful at doing those stunts and we do them at high speeds, and between this project and the project for cal train to electifiy it over the next seven years $3 billion is going to be spent regionally on transit here, and we can say thank you to the secretary of transportation and to the regional transit authorities who have create thursday opportunity for the transportation. >> >> that
building and office ablation. instead, city leaders, departments and project managers join forces with local architectural firms ked to build one of the greatest office buildings in america. that's more than a building. that's a living system. ♪ ♪ when san francisco first bought this land in 1999, it was home to a state office building. >> this was an old eight-story brown building the state owned and the workers' comp people were in that building. it was an old dee correctvth it building for decades. when i was a member of the board of supervisors, all of us wondered why we hadn't done anything there and the mayor thought the same. >> if an earthquake happened, the building was uninhabitable. it sat there vacant for quite a while. the city decided to buy the building in 1999 for $2. we worked and looked at ways that we can utilize the building for an office building. to build an icon i can building that will house a lot of city departments. >> the san francisco public utilities commission has an important job. we provide clean, pristine public drinking water to 2.6 million pe
. (applause) @@to the fifth ann awards here at san francisco city hall. thank you all so much for joining us here tonight. it is an honor to be here. my name is daniel homsby and i am the program manager for the neighborhood department networks. an honor to see you here. many of the same faces for the fifth year for the men awards. let's give you an a plays for coming back. (applause) >> and celebrating one of the most important things we have in san francisco, which is our neighborhoods. without further ado, i'd like to start the program off by introducing my colleague, christina palone, the new director for the mayor's office for neighborhoods. christina palone. (applause) >> good evening, everyone. i'm happy to be a part of such a great ebit that celebrates the contributions made by residents and organizations throughout the city to make san francisco one of the greatest places to live. the mayor's office of neighborhood services also known as mons focuses on neighborhood outreach and engagement. it is an honor to be here with community leaders who are dedicated to the same principles and
>>> does state law allow cities and counties to ban cannabis dispensaries? even though voters approve the use of medical marijuana? >> the legislature knows how to say, thou shalt not ban dispensaries. they didn't say that. >> that's the question before california's highest court this week. the ruling could have a huge impact on the state's massive medical marijuana industry. >>> job growth in silicon valley is outpacing the rest of the nation. but a new report says the income gap between rich and poor is widening. leaving some minorities behind. >>> with the number of people riding bicycles rising fast, san francisco planners roll out a multimillion dollar strategy to add bike lanes, parking stations and other improvements. we'll talk with the head of the san francisco bicycle coalition. >>> plus, california takes the first step to grant special protection to the ocean's top predator. coming up next. >>> good evening, and welcome to "this week in northern california." i'm scott shafer. well, we hoped we'd be talking about this week's super bowl victory parade for the san fran
, others that want to live in a city, live in a urban environment. don't want to get on a google bus and drive down 101 every day. google and others want to serve the population of their employees. it's food to have opportunities in both places. so this urban, i call them urban hipsters essentially want to stay in san francisco. they're opening offices here. >> does san francisco have a particular niche in the industry or not really? >> you know, it's not the device-heavy kind of cisco, the big data kind of things. it's more in the consumer space, mostly consumer, cloud is here, there's all kinds of companies like that that are here and are in the software or the app space. >> one of the other things that happened this week is texas governor rick perry was making a lot of news saying california's high taxes and tough environmental laws are going to make companies and rich people in the bay area want to move to texas. he's coming here to make this pitch. what are the chances of people en masse leaving silicon valley to go to texas? >> not so much. he makes a lot of noise all the time,
to a place we have 51% renewable generation in the city. that is amazing. we should look at that and wow how they doing that and still competitive with pg&e rates? and i think it's different from the enabling legislation for the contract it's hard to wrap our heads around t i was happy to hear ms. miller to come up with solutions and look at other things and this is a larger program and looking at others to come up with a solution is a great idea but i would like to hear more things like that from lafco. i think it's the role of the agency to serve as the positive, to move the paths between complicated and sometimes opposite opinions and i know it's challenging and we need to rely on puc for experts on the program but there is value what we're paying local power to do and i think it's a way to get beyond the arguments this is just doubling the rates. this say program for people that can afford to pay the premium cost. the work is innovative and i am start to appreciate looking at other national models. they're really in the forefront of what is going on and co-generation facilities an
december the mta board this directed the staff to pursue this pagoda option. appreciate the work that city attorney and other city officials and the property owner have been working hard to make this option a reality. we do need to stay in a tight timeline driven by the mta's need to have extraction boxes ready in north beach when the tunnel boring arrives. if we don't get those negotiations done and move forward on these approvals in a timely manner this option will not be possible. that's why i request that. we do have the answers i believe to all the questions raised by commissioners sugaya and moore. is commissioner antonini stated the addendum was done and was thoroughly the seir and seis, the technical issues raised by savemuni.com i could say in all honesty a red herring. de-watering and water is a typical issue that has to be dealt with in any urban environment. the same engineering solution will be pursued in this location, using the location of the station and with a tunnel boring machine goes underground under -- and south of market neighborhood. that is my request. thank you.
the last blizzard in this city was 2011, 20 inches of snow. we'll see if this will set a record overnight. to give you an idea how big this storm is, how many states are affected tonight, this is a picture from nasa that we're looking at. you can see the storm right now stretches all the way north up in maine all the way down to the mid-atlantic and new jersey. there are near whiteout conditions across the northeast and i am in new york city where the mayor is warning the storm is unpredictable, he's been instruct is everyone to stay inside though there are a lot of the people out tonight. pictures of destruction from superstorm sandy are fresh in his mind and the mind of many people in the new york city area. new york city police commissioner ray kelly is here with me. we'll be talking in just a moment. we want to go to the north first and new england which has been getting pummeled through the day. this is one of the ten biggest storms in history. in boston right now, already breaking the record of 27 inches which was set ten years ago back in 2003. and that is the fear that made massac
the transportation director in the great city of san francisco and it's my great pleasure and delight to welcome you today to a great celebration. what we're celebrating here is the partnership that many of you that are with us today that have gotten to this point. we are celebrating the fact that we have gotten to this point and the investments that will central sup way will bring to san francisco and what it means for this city and this region. i can't tell you what an honor and privilege it is to serves as the transportation director in this great city. we ordered san francisco weather to deep the dust down and we are in a construction site and it's a great time for transportation across the nation largely because of some of the folks you will hear who are to my left and your right. it is also a great time to be in san francisco because we have leadership here in the city that are encouraging innovation, that recognize the importance of investment and infrastructure, and there is no better manifestation of that than this project and that prt is man manifested in a way that i can see no more s
sumatra, it's not going near major population centers. but yeah, if it hit a city, it would be a huge, huge impact. the truth is we have these things fly by us all the time. not this size but the day could come when we could have a visitor. >> what did you say? how long have they been tracking this one for? >> for more than 2 million miles. spotted way off in space out there, and in fact, you will not be able to see it with your naked eye. but if you had a pretty good telescope, you would be able to see a pinpoint of light passing by on february 15th. >> keep it a pinpoint of light, it never needs to get any closer than that. >> astronomer. >> he's just a magician. >> thank you very much. you can always follow what's going on here in "the situation room" on twitter, tweet me @wolfblitzer. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, a monster blizzard slamming the northeast. starting in new york, it's going to be feet, not inches, of snow. plus we're going to go to boston which has been getting pummeled throughout the day. there have been dramatic and draconian actio
conway allen of suisun city. it was one week ago that she was found murdered in a park. vick lee explains what he has learned since the arrest was announced. >> go to bed at nature and wake up in the morning first think we think about is that little girl and i'm grateful that they found this person. >> sense of relief from people we spoke with here in fairfiel fairfield. relief that police now have the murder suspect. >> anthony la mar jones 32 years old. he was arrested early this morning at his mother's apartment in this residential complex near the 1100 block of east taiber avenue. neighbor told us an officer knocked on the door at around 6:30. >> asked me question. show me pictures of a man that they thought was the perpetrator and showed me pictures of the girl. asked if i of have ever been to crown barber. >> that turned out to be amen hair style shop that jones reportedly started here at the shopping maul last year with several other associates. places appeared here early this morning during the operation. they took evidence from the shop and boarded up the window and door. jo
of the city address. his administration's focus is on creating jobs, making sure that all of our residents have access to those jobs,st and from local hireness and job readiness, training and placement, we are moving towards equality for all with the mayor's leadership. ladies and gentlemen, i'd like to introduce the 43rd mayor of san francisco, mayor edwin lee. (applause) >> good afternoon, everyone. all right. welcome to city hall and happy black history month here in san francisco. nobody got it better than san francisco. (applause) >> thank you, naomi. i want to thank you for that introduction and just a recall of what i said earlier this week. but i also said something else, too, that i want you to continuously know the way i have attempted to manage this great city of ours for everybody. that is, i'm not shy about asking for help. and when it comes to the challenges we have in the african-american community, we need help. and i have been deliberately assembling a very important group of people who are going to help me get the job done. and you've seen some of these people already. th
arrivals. major cities we're talking about, boston, new york, newark and philadelphia. >> airlines saw it coming and started to notify passengers yesterday of cancellation plans. air travel in the northeast ground a virtual stand still across the nation, 4700 flights were cancelled as of this afternoon. here at san francisco international airport, there were dozens of cancellations in and out. united set up a special check in area for rebookings. the airport says confusion was minimized with airlines notifying passengers in advance. some flights out for tomorrow afternoon were still listed as ontime, but no one knows for sure if the weather will cooperate. many passengers were rerouted to get into the same time zone like these business travelers trying to get home to massachusetts. their flight to heartford, connecticut was canceled. >> we're going to washington, d.c. and we don't know where we're going from there. >> do you goat fly out this afternoon? >> no. red eye tonight. >> and then, hail mary to get to heartford? >> we're thinking about taking a train. >> it's not going to surpr
the 11th story of city heights, a condo complex located at st. james and san pedro street overnight. investigators are not releasing any other information about what led to that fall. >>> a major break in the case that has shaken a local city. police say they made an arrest in the death of a 13-year-old girl. her body was found in a park in fairfield last friday. tonight a 32-year-old man is behind bars. nbc bay area's monte francis joins us with the latest. >> reporter: raj, good evening. fairfield police and the fbi spent part of the day after suspect's house and at his work place which is reportedly a barbershop on oliver road. what is the connection, if any, between the suspect and the 13-year-old victim? officers arrested 32 ye-year-ol anthony lamar jones of fairfield as he was walking along the 1100 block of east tabor avenue in fairfield at about 7:00 this morning. police say he had been under 24-hour surveillance since early on in the investigation. >> we have evidence linking jones to this homicide, and we believe at this time he acted alone and there are no other suspects'
rocking san francisco city hall indian way. how about a big round of applause for all our dancers? all right. [applause] all right. once again let's hear it for your singers, our dancers from everywhere here in the san francisco bay area. [applause] all right. good singing. good dancing. posting the eagle staff at this time. be shout out to larry harrison for taking care of our eagle staff. you maybe seated. calling up to the podium at this time michael lupdtin and vice president of the marketing and branding for this station. >> hi everyone. can you hear me? hello everyone. i am from kqmd and i wanted to welcome you to this eighth annual indian heritage celebration. we are honored to be honoring four heroes from the community who have tirelessly worked throughout the year to provide the kind of service that admissible media is about and engaged community and robust heritage is about. nominated by community leaders they have worked at the grass-roots level and share the highest values we all share. as a public supported media organization we are committed to this and in no
cities in san francisco with a ratio of between renters and homeowners. i do know that there has been a significant change over the past few years. it has been fairly consistent. >> president fong: commissioner sugaya. >> commissioner sugaya: could you repeat the statistic you gave commissioner antonini. >>: the average was 195 a year. since 2008. the number that supervisor kim was talking about at the hearing she reported as being in the last 10 years, this number comes from dwp from 2008. >>: that includes not only the lottery conversions but all the ones she was mentioning? >>: let me check again i believe so. two unit bypass, not new construction. >> president fong: any further questions? thank you. >>: thank you. >>: good afternoon commissioners, tim fry, department staff to present to you a summary of yesterday stored reservation commission hearing. the commission began with president kroger appointing the members to the architecture review committee which is a subcommittee of the hpc focused on design review for landmark properties. president dan kroger appointed himself as
meetings about that. then somehow it became that the city was going to buy them. he never explained why they were going to change. and then more recently it has come out that the vendor is supposed to buy them, but the city is giving the money to the vendor to do that. and a lot of the dispute that is now going on has to do with the disposition of these boring machines. somehow it was suggested that the pagoda palace on palace street which has been an eyesore for sometime was the right site to take the machines out since there was considerable objection to taking them out at union square. and the city was forced -- the subway was forced to do some research into it and we were offered five options at a meeting back in november. and they had been studied and there was a vote towards the end of the meeting, a show of hands. more than half of the people present voted that they wanted the machines extracted in chinatown. subsequently research has shown that that was the initial plan all along to extract them in chinatown. but somehow it was decided it would disturb the community. the city de
twos coffee vendors. subito admitted major disclosures and misled the city. the mobile food facility says the permit is valid om if the applicant has not misrepresented facts. >> jim patrick -- three things the bathroom, parking and side door on the truck. the bathroom has not been approved by the owner of the building as specifically sets out in the regulations in the law. the bathroom is not 200' from where the truck is. in fact, it's about a block and a half. you have to go half a block across the street and north half a block and up the stairs and back in the mezzanine and i viewed it today and i can tell you it's quite a ways. and there is no handicap path of travel to the bathroom, which is required. no way can the customers use it or the employees use it. no. 2 is parking. it's taking the last two spaces in this whole large two and a half block area of downtown. no parking. we need parking for customers. we don't need parking for coffee. no. 3 the side door, when you open the side door it will take 60% of the sidewalk. it's right in front of a restaurant. when the restaura
28 years' experience as being a city employee with the city and county of san francisco, as a health inspector. regarding penalties for violations, we have a number of violations that we look for, and we fine people or suspend permits. most common violations are practitioners without proper attire, practitioners that don't have licenses and for violations of employeing unlicensed practitioners. those violations usually incur a fine of maybe $1,000 at the first offense and goes all the way up to $5,000 for the third repeat offense. in the two-year period, we keep track of those violations and when we find them, we bring them to the hearing, and appropriately request those penalties. in the case of illegal activities such as prostitution, the fines are a little more stringent and it gives us the opportunity to suspend or revoke permits, if there is prosecution. i'm here to answer questions >> my question is how often are suspensions given for these? >> probably in the last year or so, this is the first one we have suspended this year. we have closed a lot of facilities for operatin
force winds and bearing some cities in more than 2 feet of snow. >>> and the manhunt underway in southern california. police say chris dorner is armed and dangerous. first, though, let's keep you updated on the massive blizzard. you have to look at how big this storm really is. check out the image from space, nasa is the one that provides this to us. the storm looks like a hurricane. and it's packing winds like a hurricane, 65 miles per hour or more in some places. that wind when you combine it with heavy snow is knocking out power. this morning, more than 650,000 homes and businesses across nine states now have no electricity and more than half of those are in massachusetts alone. we now know the storm has claimed at least one person's life. police say someone died in a storm-related crash in poughkeepsie, new york, please be careful if you're out traveling. also the storm has caused more than 1,700 flights to be canceled today. and that number is certainly expected to increase. there will be no flights out of boston's logan until at least sunday. it's a similar story at new
cities are still delayed. oakland is saying flights are not affected so far because they fly to regional hubs. there were 4700 flight cancellations across the country. >> the grapevine is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. the link between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning but at midnight the chp was still escorting drivers. >>> the statewide manhunt for a cop killer who is a former police officer himself. former lapd officer is still on the run. david wright is there. >> surveillance cameras captured images of christopher dorner but the trouble is they were taken two weeks ago not far from where monica kwan and her fiance why murdered. the last pictures he was taken of dorner before he disappeared. signs like these armed and dangerous are on every freeway but so far no one has spotted him. near blizzard rd conditions near big bear lake haven't helped. no eye in the sky and the helicopters can't fly. on the ground not much better. >> we're going to continue to search until we discover he left the mountain or we find h
. of the people are predicting. gerri: individual markets because i know you have of you in some cities. >> new york city, and that, i have to say, i am totally biased and you should not listen to me at all. is the tree because i make my livelihood here. when i love about new york city and all the cities that are really international cities, there are not that many in the united states, san francisco, l.a. a bit, i love about it is there is always a new population of people moving in. so the japanese lose their yen value and move out, the chinese move in and take their computers of their hands, always someone, whoever is coming in. gerri: to see that more all over the country. all the foreigners buying in florida. so we're starting to see investors coming in the fall cash. foreigners coming in and out of cash. individuals, first-time buyers, people who want to trade up. >> you know who is a person he should be moving even more than a first-time buyer or international person, someone who wants to trade up because if you take less for your home today and get them, this deep discount to you are ah
-ers. you know what's interesting? i've been around city hall long enough to watch the nen awards grow and mature into what it is today. so, i also want to give a special shout out to daniel homesy who is the originator of this. thank you, daniel. (applause) >> also i want to acknowledge his right hand christina palone, the new director, mon, mayor's office neighborhood services over there in that corner. (applause) >> and for those of you that don't know, i represent district 10, that's the southeast neighborhoods. that's bayview, that's potrero hill, visitacion valley, it's a little hollywood, it's dogpatch. it used to be the portola, half of it. my heart is still with you, but i'm glad like the speaker said, it is whole. and that is what's important, is that that neighborhood remains whole so that our city will be whole. you agree? [cheering and applauding] cheers >> so, a few years back there was this little idea to take back the bayview and really began to rewrite the history and the narrative that we often hear about in bayview. and it actually started, ironically, with a small l
at an incredible rate of two to three inches an hour in some spots. >> up to 12 inches in new york city to an incredible 3 feet in parts of connecticut. boston got smacked with two feet, leaving people there with a new big dig to deal with. ron who used to live in boston will remember the big dig. it was the largest public works project in the history of mankind. we have a new project for boston now. >> an extreme weather team is where the snow is this morning. fanned out across the storm zone. with the latest on what's to come, how to handle it when you get back on the roads, as well. >> our coverage of the blizzard of 2013, sam champion and ginger zee. let's go first to sam, our weather editor in new york's columbus circle this morning. sam, good morning. >> good morning, dan and bianna. we're on a side street here. this is andrew. we've been helping him dig out from the snowfall totals. this is his car. we're going to get it out for him this morning. we have the eight inches of snow. andrew, i'll step on the other side of this. and you keep going. we got about that eight inches of sn
-recent numbers for cancellations are that there are 60 total today here at sfo. 40 departures. major cities are boston, new york, newark and philadelphia. >> this is people on the east coast. >> airlines saw it coming and began notifying people yesterday. united set up an area just for rebooking. these tourists are disappointed their four days have been cut in half. they're rerouted to dallas, then, on to washington, d.c.. >> maybe there is no attempt to go sight seeing. maybe. >> do you have a place to stay? just the airport? >> airport. >> these players are trying to get to new york for a match. >> they're not giving us information about what is going on. >> did they reroute you?. >> not yet. >> what did they say to do? >> hold tight. >> this seasoned traveler is betting on getting out tomorrow afternoon to jfk. he's sticking around the airport this afternoon to check in. >> the plane i'm taking has a unique seating chart there. is a seat i know goes all the way back. >> a lot of it depends on how long it takes this weather system to move through cities and how severe weather is. how long
, the fact that a young person is so committed and so dedicated to their neighborhood and to the city is something that we should all be very proud of and let's make sure that we have more jack ollengers. to that i will turn it over to ruth wallace. and by the way, i don't know what would be of the portola without ruth wallace. so, ruth, thank you so much for everything you do. (applause) >> thank you, david. well, i have the easiest job because jack's biois the shortest. he's 12. he's done a great job. * because of him, he's actually helped us to finance the portola garden district scholarships at city college of san francisco. and will continue. thank you. (applause) >> jack? ah, come on. >> i don't think jack wants to say anything, but i think that jack just basically said that actions speak louder than words. so, thank you. (applause)♪ >> jack, are your parents or your family here? yep? so, if we could ask jack's family to please stand up and be recognized. because this is a family effort. [cheering and applauding] >> thank you very much. thank you. ♪ >> you can see the user b
itself operating. the city of plymouth itself, however, 90% of the homes and businesses are without power. so it is the sun is coming up, it's going to be a very long day for bostonians, but for now, people are staying home and staying off the roads and officials hope it stays that way. poppy, back to you in providence. >> reporter: absolutely, susan. i've been standing out here for far too many hours, folks. it's very cold, and there's plenty of snow for a while for you to play in. so don't worry about getting out. i want to take our viewers to the extreme weather center in atlanta to alexandra steele who has an eye on the entire situation. alexandra, what are you seeing? >> good morning, poppy. well, where poppy is, things are going to come to an end. beginning in new york city this morning. so let's just show you what we've seen thus far. hamden, connecticut, in new haven county, 34 inches of snow. madison right along the shoreline on 95, 32 inches, in new jersey, 15, worcester, massachusetts, 10, new haven at 24, islip, 11 inches and in new york city at central park, 8 inches thus far
providence, right in front of city hall. there has not been a soul in sight in the last four hours that i have been here. that's how abandoned it is. an emergency vehicle drove up to see if we were doing all right here. i spoke to the governor today. i was with the mayor, i was in the emergency command center tonight, chris. their real concern, they said we know we're going to have power outages. the issue is how many. if the snow doesn't get more dry, if it doesn't get colder, frankly, they're expecting many power outages. they say a prolonged storm is what they fear. not only afterwards do they have the plowing issue. they have the snow removal issue. one thing that makes this very different than 1978, the governor told me that technology today is so much better. i saw the gps they have on their plows now. the technology is so much better that they are able to prepare in advance, get those plows exactly where they need to be, get the cars off the roads in advance, that they're not going to have the same issues. you had 26 deaths here in 1978 during that blizzard. and here you go, anothe
lot. in south boston, but the reality is some 600 plows have been out throughout the city all night trying to battle this blizzard. throughout the state, you've got about 4,000 pieces of equipment, the national guard numbering about 5,000, who are on the standby when the teeth of the storm hits. just about an hour or so from now. we blizzard like conditions, if you look up the street, you can barely see up the street. simply because you have this powdery like snow which is blowing all over the place and making things very difficult. i just want to give you an example of how cold it is here. in between live shots, i run to my truck which is being buried in the snow drift, but my photographing stays out so you can get live bumps, live pictures of what is going on. let me show you, hand that to my producer. this is hard. he's like the tin man out here. it's trying to -- thanks, bob, for doing that for us. bob the photographer, who is now literally frozen stiff. >> wow. >> you can see he's still out here shooting, giving us an idea of how cold it gets out here. >> amazing job that all o
times. his focus on steadfast on balancing the budget, reforming city pensions and working hard on economic development and job retention. he is making city government more responsive and efficient and making public safety a top priority. mayor lee is a long time public servant. prior to becoming mayor, he served as city administrator where he focused on government efficiency and measures and reforms that reduced the size and cost of government. mayor lee first began working for the city and county of san francisco in 1989 as the investigator for the city's first whistle blower program. prior to employment with the city and county of san francisco, he was the managing attorney for the asian law caucus. i first met ed in 1992 when he became the executive director for the human rights commission and we were both 16. that's two decades ago, ed. i watched him soon become the director of city purchasing and then going on to become the director of public works. i think ed is the only mayor in city history that can carry tlau on the campaign promise to fill the potholes because
new york city on ward. this is what's causing the power outages. just gusted to 50 in boston. notice the wind direction, due north. the cold air from maine is on the way. temperatures in maine are single digits. we're in the 20s in boston and even new york city dropping down to the 20s. as far as the wind chill temperature goes, negative numbers. it's ugly out there to be trapped in your car or thinking about shoveling. you're not going to want to do that until the sun is out. again, tomorrow morning early in the morning the storm pulls away as we go throughout the overnight tonight. it really begins to crank. that will be the peak of it. right now until 5:00 a.m. or so. the winds will start to relax from west to east across new england. snowfall amounts. i had boston in the 24 and 30. it's looking tough. they didn't really get that heavy, heavy snow band like some other areas did so boston will end up anywhere from 18 to 24. it doesn't look at this point like they will get their all time record which are is 27.2. it will definitely be a top ten snowstorm. that is very impressive. >>
. >> here in new york city and across the state, most of the snow has already fallen. in manhattan then is less than a foot but in massachusetts, rhode island and maine they are still expecting up to another six inches. abc news, new york. >> this morning sfo officials are still assessing how many flights will be affected today, but united has cancelled all flights to now warning, new jersey through midday. american airlines has cancelled all of today's flights bound for jfk in new york. all major airports in new york and boston are closed with dozens of other flights to east coast cities delayed. tonight there are some nonstops to new york that could be affected. yesterday northeast storm forced more than 4700 flight cancellations, including 83 flights out of sfo. the grapevine on interstate 5 to southern california is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. last night drivers were escorted through in both directions. the length between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning. >>> if it hadn't been a setup of bank of amer
to our new supervisors and welcome to city hall. i would like to echo commissioner sugaya's comments to you. i'm [speaker not understood] and urban architect in the city of san francisco and i do serve with commissioner matsuda on the subcommittee of the historic preservation and planning commission for the search of replacing the commission secretary. it is from that perspective that i observe her as a broad minded, open and totally independent thinker. i see her as strategic and extremely well suited as a commissioner where it is important to think independently, yet act in concert with others. it is for those very reasons that i consider her strength remarkable and recommend you to her for reappointment. thank you. >> thank you. are there any other public comment? >>> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is bob amagucci. i'm the executive director of the japantown task force and a board member of the san francisco japantown foundation, on which board diane also serves. i've known diane and worked with her for many, many years and have tremendous respect for her dedication to the
to a city in united states. there is growing turmoil into knees. thousands of people rally on the street of the capital in show of support for the government -- tunisia. thousands of people rally on the streets of the capital in show of support for the government. the prime minister has threatened to resign if a technocratic government is not formed. >> on the capital's main thoroughfare, thousands gathered in support of tunisia' party. this is a warning for those who thought to dissolve the government. we are not afraid to go back to the streets. the moderate islamic enough a party one elections in 2011. a political murder of liberal opponent chokri belaid and the prime minister posta's decision to form a caretaker government of non-politicians in response has divided the country and the party. huge crowds turned out in support of opposition groups at friday posta funeral. .- friday's funeral >> it is a rally that appears to demonstrate very vocally the growing divide between religious and secular. >> it has put aside the question of imposition and women's rights. its priority is to fur
in new york city and across the state, most of the snow has already fallen. in man hitten we have less than a foot, but in massachusetts, rhode island and in maine they are still expecting another six inches. abc news, new york. >> this morning sfo officials are still assessing how many flights will be affected today, but united has cancelled all flights to newark through midday. american airlines has cancelled all of today's flights bound for jfk in new york. all major airports in new york and boston are closed with dozens of other flights to east coast cities delayed. tonight there are some nonstops to new york that could be affected. yesterday northeast storm forced more than 4700 flight cancellations, including 83 flights out of sfo. >>> the grapevine on interstate 5 to southern california is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. last night drivers were escorted through in both directions. the length between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning. >>> if it hadn't been a setup of bank of america branch in oakland, it mi
: the national weather service saying boston is expected to get 2 to 3 feet of snow and this could break the city's record from 2003. >> this is a storm of major proportion. stay off the roads. stay home. let the public works crews do their job. >> reporter: this massive blizzard the result of two storms merging, one from the west and the other from the south. new york city is also getting dumped on. >> by the time the storm passes early saturday afternoon we're expecting to have accumulations of 10 to 14 inches across the five boroughs. >> reporter: amtrak suspending northeast corridor service and airlines cancelling thousands of flights through tomorrow affecting air travelers across the country including this passenger in arizona. >> our initial flight was canceled. trying to get on stand-by for saturday and earliest flight we can get booked on is monday morning. >> reporter: flooding is a major concern in parts of the northeast especially in the areas hardest hit by superstorm sandy. in boston molly lyon, fox news. >>> conditions normal at local airports tonight, but problems in the northe
hearing at city hall. and outreach to the neighbors of any particular venue. before i focus on the planning part i will focus on the other departments going back to the health and safety purpose of the whole process. who want to be safe, the food, fire hazards, occupancy. all the inspections that building, electrical, fire, all are pass/fail. if there is something to have to correct they must correct it before they get a permit. to propose specific things the commission can accept or demand. the planning role starts from the very beginning. i will switch to be overhead. you have this on your desk. you don't have to look at the screen. so, this map of san francisco shows where place of entertainment permits are allowed. beiged areas are not allowed. because the map is the way does the first thing we tell the people is to leave and go to planning. we used to ask them to call. we now have a special form. the process is expensive and long. we don't want to make someone go through it only to learn later that they can't do what they want to do or there are constrains they
,000 flights in and out of the northeast have been canceled. new york city's airports remain officially open at this hour, but most flight activity has ended for the night. already just a few hours into this storm, more than 10,000 electric customers in the northeast have been left without power. and tonight the national guard reports that more than a thousand national guardsmen have been activated in connecticut, massachusetts, and in new york as this region prepares for the worst. joining us now is nbc news meteorologist bill karins. bill, what is the latest at this hour? >> well, melissa we are watching this storm maturing, if we want to call it that. it is growing into intensity. now it is becoming a full-fledged blizzard. in the last hour, about 50,000 people have lost power. and we're going to continue to add to that number to the hundreds of thousands throughout the overnight. that's the worst part of this. losing power in the middle of a winter storm when you don't know how long it's going to be until the power crews can a, get through two or three feet of snow to turn your power bac
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